Good News! No One Is Buying Electric Cars

I’m a country boy who loves the outdoors. As I write this, I’m on day 18 of a camping trip (in a camper, not a tent. I said I love the outdoors, not that I’m insane); as I write this, this is the view from my office (see tweet below). At home, I live on my front porch and eat only that which can be grilled.

Oh, on more than one occasion I have tried living life in a filthy, disgusting, litter-ridden Democrat-run city. Never again, baby! Only Red States for me, where the air is fresh, where the water is clean, where the trees are lush, and where you can enjoy all of it while carrying a loaded gun.

Now, I am no environmentalist, which is just a fancy word for Statist Fascist. What I am is a nature lover, someone who within reason and logic and actual science believes in cleanliness and preservation; someone who believes so much in the American Spirit, there is no doubt in my mind (and history and science back me up) that this can all be accomplished without stripping free men of their liberty, their way of life and prosperity.

And this is why, like all red-blooded Americans, I despise electric cars.

As a great man once saidLet’s face it. Electric cars are totally gay. I don’t mean gay as in homosexual gay, I mean “My parents are chaperoning the dance” gay. In this media-created era of the “Inhuman Reign of the Lie,” we are not supposed to, or even allowed to say such things, but we all know it’s true.

First off, electric cars are driven mostly by smug, jerk-offs who believe that the simple act of sitting in a Prius makes them superior to the rest of us.

But I also hate the LIE of the electric car, the lie that electric cars reduce the carbon footprint, the lie that they do not burn fossil fuel. What kind of moron convinces himself that the electricity that fuels an electric car emanates from a Magic Leprechaun as opposed to burning fossil fuels. Oh.

Even more than that, though, is what a country full of covered golf carts would signify. Primarily, it would signify that we have been suckered and/or bullied into conforming to the anti-science lie, the left-wing hustle, the CNN propaganda. It would also signify that as a country we had surrendered our can-do spirit to a dystopic world filled with 40 mph sameness. Because that is not America. In America we figure it out — we always find a way to preserve our freedom, our God-given right to own a muscle car in a world filled with fresh air and clean water.

And actually, except for those Democrat-run cities, we pretty much have.

Out here on the open road, the roomy SUV rules, the 4-wheel drive, 8-cylinder pickup truck owns, and lines and lines of semis rumble by like giant trains that circle the entire world. And yet, somehow, even with millions more cars and trucks on the road, our air and water is cleaner today than it was forty years ago. Moreover, the overall American environment is much cleaner today and a heluva lot cleaner than those undeveloped, third world countries — you know, those countries the Left fights tooth-and-nail to remain undeveloped because “sustainable.”

And here’s the true miracle: when you figure inflation, gas today is more than a dollar a gallon cheaper than it was when I first started driving in 1983. From $3.07 a gallon to the average of about $2.03 I’ve paid all along this trip. Except for the leftwing Maryland, of course, where gas was as high as $2.40. Nevertheless, the Left keeps telling me we are running out of natural resources, and yet the price keeps dropping.

Not to belabor the point but America has more trees today than we did a hundred years ago.

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    rakooi

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    Around 40% of our electricity is Still CONTROLLED by the Killer Coal and Oil energy monopoly…we are advocating a quick Transition to
    CLEAN, DEPENDABLE and LESS EXPENSIVE SOLAR, WIND & Nat. Gas.
    ..
    Regarding CLEAN AIR & FRESH WATER….that has been preserved and expanded because of Federal Regulations.

    Killer COAL, in the generation of Electricity CREATES a myriad of
    TOXINS and WASTES….which are stored in an estimated 2000 Earth Lined Ponds, Earth lined pits & even old unexplored mine shafts.
    … On Average Hundreds of Billions of Gallons of TOXIC WASTE are stored at each one of these sites….in 35 or more states…most are unsupervised dumps.
    **
    “….Over the last 10 years, there have been 34 coal ash spills–some were famous catastrophes, like the one in Tennessee, while others have flown relatively under the radar….”
    BILLIONS OF GALLONS OF TOXIC WASTES spilled into farm lands, streams, creeks, towns and school yards.

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      Quite Shocking

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      Solar and wind are not cheaper… Nat gas is cheaper and not sure where you live but CA electricity bills are definitely more expensive with all the chasing of green energy.

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      John

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      Clean solar and wind?
      Any idea how much coal is needed to create the steel for those landscape monsters
      No?
      I knew you didn’t.

      Can someone block this troll?

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    rakooi

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    Reforestation programs run by states and the federal government have more than compensated for excessive logging and strip mining operations over the last 150 years.

    “I Am PRO BUSINESS……….unlike YOU !

    Tens of millions of homes live on Solar Energy / Solar Energy Grids and Wind Energy.

    2016
    $1 TRILLION Corporate Welfare System which Killer COAL and Oil have been sucking on since 1918 !

    tens of millions of homes live on Solar Energy / Solar Energy Grids and WIND energy.
    WITH no stench for tens of miles around
    and no belching smoke stacks
    and no storage tanks and spills next to every major downtown in the world

    Even Former governors of TEXAS admire the massive success of SOLAR and WIND in their state….

    JOBS, JOBS, JOBS !

    Increased Tax Revenues !

    Increased Investments by other high Tech. companies.
    .
    FINALLY, competition to KILLER COAL Billionaires monopoly on Electric Generation across the world leading to stabilized and FALLING electric rates ! !
    ENDLESS
    CLEAN
    ENERGY !
    without the Soot,

    without the TOXIC ASH DUMPS LEAKING INTO OUR Aquifers,

    leaking into our rivers,

    regularly spilling into our towns and farms…

    Without the damage to our home planet !

    “….The environmental impact of the coal industry includes issues such as land use,

    waste management,

    water and air pollution,

    caused by the KILLER Coal mining,

    Killer Coal processing and
    the use of its products.
    .
    In addition to atmospheric pollution,

    coal burning produces hundreds of Billions of GALLONS of TOXIC solid waste products annually,

    including fly ash,
    bottom ash, and
    flue-gas desulfurization sludge,
    .

    that contain mercury, uranium, thorium, arsenic, and other heavy metals.
    .
    There are severe health effects caused by burning coal.
    According to a report by the World Health Organization in 2008, coal particulates pollution are estimated to shorten

    approximately

    Well over 1,000,000 lives annually directly caused by Killer COAL Mining worldwide.

    A 2004 study commissioned by environmental groups, but contested by the US EPA, concluded that coal burning costs 24,000 lives a year in the United States.

    Historically, coal mining has been a very dangerous activity and the list of historical coal mining disasters is a long one.

    Underground mining hazards include suffocation, gas poisoning, roof collapse and gas explosions.

    Open cut hazards are principally mine wall failures and vehicle collisions.

    In the United States, an average of 26 coal miners per year died in the decade 2005-2014

    YOU ADVOCATE KILLER COAL !
    https://insideclimatenews.org/news/04052017/global-warming-hiatus-debunked-climate-science
    https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/04/science/flooding-of-coast-caused-by-global-warming-has-already-begun.html

    https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-whats-warming-the-world/

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      Steve

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      Rakoon, I think you just cut and paste random eco nonsense in a round robin fashion….

      I tell you what – put your money where your mouth is and go one month without ” killer coal” power and see how long you last. Then when you connect back to here via a friends reliable, cheap, stable coal powered computer, let us know how you got on…..

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    Sonnyhill

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    John Nolte, please refrain from advertising the joys of rural life.

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    Jane Doe

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    My daily driver is an EV but not for the reasons you think. My power company like probably most use a mix such as nuclear, coal, wind and most these days use Nat gas since it is the cheapest at the moment. You see I grew up in the 70s during the oil embargo by OPEC. I literally could care less what my power company uses to generate the electricity but Nat gas is pretty clean and coal will still be around long after oil & gas run out. Since you obviously weren’t alive during the oil embargo I’ll let you in on a secret. It really sucked. Don’t get me wrong I have a nice boat, camper and pickup truck for recreation but I will never be held hostage again by the oil companies and their nonsense. Not that long ago oil was going to be $500 a barrel as mention by Goldman Sacks just before the 2008 Great Recession. So at the moment with fracking the USA has become the swing producer against OPEC and so we once again enjoy cheap gas, but don’t think for an instant if oil production fell like it did previously before fracking came along that OPEC and others wouldn’t take advantage of the situation and hold the USA over the barrel once again. The USA and other countries will probably promote a mixture of EVs along with pickup trucks etc… Don’t put all your eggs in one basket and fall into the old OPEC trap. Keep it real… My own embargo is going great… and you would be surprised the number of people that still remember the oil embargo and other oil company chicanery over the years.

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      Sonnyhill

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      I bought my first car in October of 1973 at a discount. It got 16 mpg (imperial gal.) I understand your thinking. I also believe power companies should not divorce themselves from coal for the same reason.
      Not everyone can afford multiple vehicles or have space for more than one. If you can have only one car, battery power is not the way to go.

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      Steve

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      Electric power is all good until you need to cross a flooded river ….. EVs are an urban thing. I’d rather have a spitting snarling V8 than a dull shopping trolley……besides, if every family had an EV, you would have to almost double the amount of power from power stations required for domestic use.

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